hundred-year-old art form give or take. in fact, i think i'm almost as old as sound, you know, really, because i was born in 37 and i think sound came in around 29 or 30. and it's about the machine, unfortunately, is that you go to work and the clock is ticking and it's like a train coming to run you over and the film is like a canvas on a railroad track. and the closer it gets, and so just before the train hits you pull, and that's your day's work and ultimately your film. and the problem with it is that every one behind the camera, the cinematographer, the costume director, the production designer, the location manager, the casting director, the director, the writer, they have what is called pre, preproduction and that is called preproduction. and these are months and months and months of time to keep making mistakes, to fail and then discard what they have until they arrive at what they want.